Definition of locomotor ataxia in English:

locomotor ataxia


  • [mass noun] Loss of coordination of movement, especially as a result of syphilitic infection of the spinal cord.

    Also called tabes dorsalis
    • ‘As Mears was preparing this anthology she was suffering from the onset of locomotor ataxia, the loss of strength and co-ordination in walking.’
    • ‘However this delicate matter remains open, because in 1903 he was stricken with locomotor ataxia.’
    • ‘He focused his studies particularly on organic gait disorders, locomotor ataxia, and hysteria.’